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March 8, 2019

March Report: Where We Are with Los Angeles Phase 3 Licensing

February 28th, 2019 “I’m frustrated.” These two words were expressed throughout last week’s city council meeting on the current state of cannabis affairs in the […]
March 7, 2019

CA Cannabis Retail Update

Contra Costa County On February 14th, Contra Costa officially issued a Request For Proposal form for new cannabis businesses, including storefront retailers. The number of […]
February 19, 2019

Governor Newsom Calls In the National Guard

Are we about to see more enforcement against unlicensed cannabis? California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced he is calling for the California National Guard to […]
February 15, 2019

LA Cannabis Update: New Recommendations from the Los Angeles Department of Cannabis Regulation

Cannabis attorney Raza Lawrence attended today’s special meeting of the Los Angeles Rules, Elections, and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. At the meeting, the discussion focused on […]
February 4, 2019

California Hemp & CBD Update

This article is a companion post to our prior update on CBD’s federal legal status. California Continues to Restrict CBD The California Department of Public […]
January 24, 2019

Federal Hemp & CBD Update – What’s Legal and What’s Not?

CBD products are everywhere – including tinctures, creams, gummies, pills, and drinks. But is it legal to buy, sell, and produce them?  The answer may […]
January 18, 2019

North San Diego County Cannabis Update

While most of the attention on cannabis business in San Diego County has focused on the area in and around the City of San Diego, there are […]
January 18, 2019

Mergers & Acquisitions in the Cannabis Industry

As the cannabis industry grows, businesses at every level are participating in mergers and acquisitions, despite regulatory hurdles. Some of the biggest players in cannabis […]
January 15, 2019

Guest Blog: Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike

Yesterday, teachers in 900 schools across the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike, forming picket lines in the rain to protest unfair working conditions. For […]
January 8, 2019

California Jurisdictions Open for Cannabis Retail

Despite all the talk about cannabis retail in the news, it can be difficult to tell exactly when and where it’s possible for businesses to apply […]
January 4, 2019

Asylum Seekers’ Stories From the DHS “Ice Box”

Last week, Senator Dianne Feinstein called for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Department of Homeland Security’s detention practices. In December, two children who […]
January 2, 2019

Contra Costa Cannabis Update

In November, a measure to tax and regulate cannabis businesses in Contra Costa County was approved by more than 72 percent of the county’s voters. […]
December 21, 2018

What the First Step Act Means for Criminal Justice Reform

On Tuesday, the First Step Act passed the Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support, 87-12. If it passes the vote in the House of Representatives, as experts predict […]
December 20, 2018

Lessons From the Cape

By Allison Margolin with Erin Williams   Last week, I travelled to Brewster, Massachusetts, a small town on Cape Cod, to speak to the city planning […]
December 18, 2018

Attorney Allison Margolin on Hemp Legalization & The Farm Bill

In a new video for Cheddar, Allison Margolin explains some common misconceptions about hemp legalization and the 2018 Farm Bill:  Click here to watch the […]
December 11, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill: What it Means for Hemp and CBD

The House Committee on Agriculture is in the process of finalizing the 2018 Farm Bill, which is expected to go into effect later this month. […]
December 5, 2018

Cannabis Update: New York / New Jersey

Steps toward the legalization of cannabis in New York and New Jersey have been in the news recently. But how close are these states to […]
December 3, 2018

How Would a White Labeling Ban Affect Cannabis Business?

What is white labeling, and how might the proposed white labeling ban affect commercial cannabis deal structures? Both established and nascent players in the cannabis […]
November 30, 2018

Los Angeles Cannabis Update: November 29 LA Cannabis Regulation Commission Meeting

Our cannabis attorneys attended yesterday’s meeting of the LA Cannabis Regulation Commission. Here are our main takeaways on what was discussed.   1.  Enforcement Tactics […]
November 27, 2018

Sunset Clauses and California Cannabis

Twilight is approaching in the state of commercial cannabis in California. Pursuant to the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulations and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), Business and […]